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I had my ipad on audio reading to me on my pillow next to me

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I had my ipad on audio reading to me on my pillow next to me last night and was awaken by the tremor of the earthquake. I woke up with a fright got up went to the toilet when I return and sat on the bed, I felt very strange there was something terrible going through my chest and head. I thought I was experiencing anxiety attack, only that I felt really weak tired and most uncomfortable. I can't really find words to describe what I felt.
Today I feel very tired and dizzy. I just wonder what was it that had really happened to me? Thank you
Victoria
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Dr. David :

you very well could have had a panic attack in the middle of the night and wake you up. it can happen.

Dr. David :

have you had panic attacks during the day before?

Dr. David :

are you on medications to help decrease your anxiety levels?

Dr. David :

you might want to see your doctor next and evaluation.

Dr. David :

but it sounds like you most likely fell asleep listening to the audio reading and woke up with a panic attack.

JACUSTOMER-cyjz4bn5- :

I had 2 panic attack in my entire life. this felt different. there is no reason as I am experience ant situation that could have brought it on. there a possibility that the ipad could have cause some interference

Dr. David :

no, the ipad would not have caused shock or interference to you.

Dr. David :

I would see your doctor and get a full physical and heart ECG testing.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP doctor?

JACUSTOMER-cyjz4bn5- :

ok, yes I do.

JACUSTOMER-cyjz4bn5- :

can you please give me a brefing on what a anxiety attack really is. thanks

Dr. David :

a panic or anxiety attack do not need a trigger.

Dr. David :

some patients live with a heightened sense of anxiety.

JACUSTOMER-cyjz4bn5- :

what is really going on my the body at the time

Dr. David :

sometimes the anxiety can suddenly spike up and cause excessive worry, fast heart rate, shortness of breath, sense of panic or doom, lump in the throat, chest pain, chest pressure, dizziness, nausea, light headedness.

Dr. David :

this can happen in the day or night.

Dr. David :

sometimes they can come as night terrors from bad dreams

Dr. David :

sometimes something from the subconscious can trigger them.

Dr. David :

if you have excessive anxiety on a daily basis, your doctor can prescribe medications to help lessen your anxiety symptoms on a daily basis.

JACUSTOMER-cyjz4bn5- :

will this cause any damage to my internal organs

Dr. David :

no, this will not cause damage to your internal organs.

JACUSTOMER-cyjz4bn5- :

thats ok then thanks again

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

Dr. David :

thanks.

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